Written by Kelly Parra-Alba, a Convening participant and Communications Director for SSDP UK After an enthusiastic start to the week, Day 2 began with a 3 part session on Full Spectrum Harm Reduction and what this could entail for our … more
That title may seem like an oxymoron, but before writing this, I rolled up and smoked some natural, additive-free tobacco in a leaf of organic hemp rolling paper, without using a filter. The point of this piece is not to … more
Written by Guest Blogger Karen Walker, Peer Education Intern How would you explain the concept of harm reduction to someone who has never heard about it before? Review Principles of Harm Reduction. What is the most important principle to you … more
Think Twice before Posting Clickbait Images of Syringes
Think Twice before Posting Clickbait Images of Syringes “Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.” The use of intentional language is something I spend a fair amount of my time thinking about. It’s … more
Written by Moronfolu Adeniyi, chapter leader of Federal University of Agriculture SSDP in Nigeria. Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s Nigerian chapters, in a bid to introduce, train, and educate students and youth on drug issues, drug policy, and harm reduction, organized a … more
As any SSPDer will know, there are many reasons for college students to become actively involved in ending the international failure that is the “war on drugs,” despite how overwhelming of a project it can appear to be at times. … more
Announcing the Daniel Jabbour Memorial Scholarship Fund
Daniel Jabbour, an SSDP all-star alumnus, passed away in April of this year. To honor and remember him, SSDP created this scholarship fund to send an outstanding activist to the 2014 Students for Sensible Drug Policy Conference and Lobby Day. Daniel’s … more
The Nadis Warriors, AMPLIFY Project's newest partnered artist, talks with us about why we need to end the failed war on drugs plus the importance of organizing the live music community around reform!
Brooke Gilbert of the AMPLIFY Project recently sat down for an interview with their newest partnered artist, The Nadis Warriors. The discussion covered everything from their thoughts on how the war on drugs has failed our society, the importance of mobilizing change within the … more
Thousands of live music fans educated on drug policy reform, harm reduction and flexing your rights in a police encounter. Mission accomplished.
This past weekend we kicked off our Summer ’14 festival season with 4 days in the Midwest performing outreach at Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, IL. It was our 5th year being a part of this amazing event and things could not … more
Last weekend, SSDP students, alumni, and supporters gathered at Northwestern University in Illinois for SSDP’s 2014 Midwest Regional Conference! More than 60 students attended the conference for an exciting weekend of expert presentations, training, workshops, and networking events. The speaker panels … more